Arizonabased Christian university sued by FTC over deceptive advertising and illegal telemarketing Fox Business
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- "Grand Canyon deceived students by holding itself out as a non-profit institution and misrepresenting the costs and number of courses required to earn doctoral degrees," Sam Levine, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection said..
- The commission voted unanimously to authorize the staff to file the lawsuit.The school said the FTC’s claim of abusive telemarketing calls "completely lacks merit..
- "Revenue share agreements with third-party education service companies are common in higher education, and GCU’s master services agreement with GCE follows those industry norms, including the 60-40% revenue split the FTC cited..
- The information was then allegedly used to "illegally contact" people who requested to not be called, as well as those on the National Do Not Call Registry.In doing so, the FTC says the defendants violated the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule..
- "We will continue to aggressively pursue those who seek to take advantage of students..
- In fact, GCU receives higher levels of service for that split than many institutions receive..
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), on Wednesday, filed a lawsuit against Arizonabased Grand Canyon University (GCU), Grand Canyon Education (GCE), Inc., and GCE CEO Brian Mueller, who is also the p [+6847 chars]